New Year's Goals - February Progress
Ever wonder why you aren't achieving your goals? I do it all the time. I beat myself up over it and figuratively pound my head against the wall.
What I Got Accomplished...
Pretty much a lot of nothing. I didn't even spend a lot of time here in the community. This month has seen me sleeping in and getting up just in time to shower and go to work. I didn't get up early as I did last month. Just sort of in a funk all month.
I wasn't in the mood to work on anything. My bills are piling up and it seems just so overwhelming to even think straight on any of my goals I set for myself.
It just seems that everything is rapidly unraveling before my eyes. Mine and my wife's cars are old and little by little there seems like something is going wrong and there is no money to pay for all the repairs that are needed.
I don't expect anyone to help me to get out of this boat, but just stating what I felt... up until a few days ago.
Well, I realized that I have to get to work... not at work at my J O B... but here or should I say my website. Oh and a post by Heidi helped a lot too.
I have another post that I just read before typing this as well. It was a post about Vegas by J-KWest, here it is:
My job is my job, but my business is my business and it is up to me to make it move in whatever direction I choose to take it. I have a little story to tell that sort of helps me a little.
A Short Story...
A couple of weeks ago, my wife's laptop went belly up. I was getting an error message on the screen whenever she tried to boot it up. "Hard Drive - not installed" I took the bottom off and looked at the ribbon cable and even disconnected it. I reconnected it and reinstalled the battery. Put the bottom back on expecting it to work. Nope.
Well, I took it to the local computer repair shop and let them see what they can do for me. I was seriously expecting a $200 bill when it was all said and done. I received a phone call from them telling me that it was working and all the did was tightened a screw holding the N2 in place.
Hmmmph... only $35 for the repair... I was ecstatic! I went in to get it and pay for the repair. Well, while there the manager of the shop and I were talking about the need for the laptop because my wife and I were sharing mine in the meantime. One more reason I didn't get much done on my website.
Oh yeah, my conversation... I mentioned WA and my website and she asked if I build websites. Now, I have only built mine and my wife's for her pet-sitting and she was interested in just that. She informed me that she gets people coming in asking if they do web design and always have to turn people away.
She asked me if I would like her to refer some of them to me. I told her I was fairly new at the web design thing and wasn't sure how well I could do, but that I would be willing to give it a try. So, now I have a web design website of my own and will now be promoting that business for some local businesses.
It'll help bring in a bit of immediate income for me and has helped to lift me out of this funk about the bills.
My MMO niche...
What will it mean for that... nothing. I will continue with it as I have been. I will refocus my goals into smaller chunks and continue as I have been anyway. Oh, and after reading Grace's (Littlemama, to most of us here) post about what it will take to get to Vegas...well. At the pace I am going now it'll take me 15 years to get there.
I can't let that happen, so I definitely need to move more in that direction as well as work with a web design business. I just have to work on balancing my time. Much more important for me to be consistent in what I am doing here.
As we all know... consistent work is what it takes to be successful in our businesses.
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I wish you all the best!